Inadequacy of a polyester (Mersilene) suture for the reduction of astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

Through two prospective studies, we evaluated the use of polyester (Mersilene) sutures in penetrating keratoplasty. Study 1 was a randomized comparison of combined running and interrupted Mersilene and nylon sutures (n = 45). Study 2 was a case series of single running Mersilene with postoperative adjustment of suture tension to manage astigmatism (n = 23… CONTINUE READING